Sunday, 24 April 2011

Coastwalk , Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Rhosneigr → Newborough Forest

st-cwyfan.png Distance: 12.7 miles
Ascent: 122 metres
Duration: 4 hours 35 minutes

Easter Sunday
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This morning started bright and warm, but the emptiness of the beach at Rhosneigr suggested that the tourists hadn't quite believed the forecast. The view from the top of Barclodiad y Gawres - a Neolithic chambered tomb in the hillside - revealed mist-shrouded mountains of Snowdonia and the Llŷn. motor-circuit.pngThe peace was slightly shattered by the roar of motorbikes on the circuit near Trecastell; since the tide was out we took time to visit St Cwyfan's church on its tiny island offshore. Like the tomb, the church was closed; on this of all days, it would have been great to see inside.

As the day heated up, the tourists woke up: we passed streams of people heading for the beach at Aberffraw. Walking along the mile-long track on the Cob, we began to get a good view of Newborough Forest, which we'll walk through tomorrow.

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